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Posted 3/14/15

nemoskull wrote:

so, 6 females respond.

66% of women here would be happy happy with a ring 100 or less.
16% of women want a 1000 or more ring.
and the other 16% are unpleasable, (lol)

very intresting figure.


It is interesting...

One thing I think a lot of people are also forgetting is that there's the engagement ring, which is a "placeholder" of sorts, until the wedding ring...

Wonder how many women would be happy with a $100 wedding ring.

Posted 3/14/15
I guess i never understood the point of having expensive jewelry in the first place. It's all for show and nothing more, people want to go to their friends or out and about show off their shiny new expensive object.

Personally if i ever do get married i hope she would want something that means something to her and not just a piece of jewelry that just serves as a target to get robbed or lost.

The meaning behind the ring is what matters the most, not the material or the cost of the ring in itself.

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Honestly, when it comes to an engagement ring or wedding ring, I would want a ring that shows he knows what I like, versus how much he paid for it. My most comfortable price point would be $200-$400. Any more than that, and I would feel uncomfortable wearing it. I also do not like diamonds, either. Generally, for my taste in rings, I prefer colored stones, like iolite, amethyst, tourmaline, etc. I also have a soft spot for dainty, understated antique-style settings, and I find larger gem sizes to be gaudy.

If that time ever comes for me, I'm pointing my SO to Etsy instead of some overpriced jeweler. That place is full of rings I would love in the price range I mentoined.
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Hm, I probably wouldn't spend much on an engagement ring, probably more than 100 but less than 1000. As the person above mentioned, the meaning behind the ring is what really matters.
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I don't know, but I'm not spending too much money on one. At the end of the day, it's just a shiny rock.
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I guess i never understood the point of having expensive jewelry in the first place. It's all for show and nothing more, people want to go to their friends or out and about show off their shiny new expensive object.

Personally if i ever do get married i hope she would want something that means something to her and not just a piece of jewelry that just serves as a target to get robbed or lost.

The meaning behind the ring is what matters the most, not the material or the cost of the ring in itself.



Because when you wed someone it's supposed to be giving of yourself to the other person, and a lifetime commitment. The ring, being a representation of that vow and your value of the other person/the relationship, should be similarly a thing of value or largesse. Many people misinterpret "value" to mean monetary value, bit it can an item of rarity, a memento of incredibly personal value, or something your partner, rather than yourself treasures greatly.

Like with most things, money is the easy way out, and money is the preoccupation over other values.

It's kinda weird. On the financial question about your partner thread, I'm arguing that finances are a source of problems, and therefore it is important that your partner makes money, can support themselves, has no debt, etc... Basically that money matters (though not a specific amount), Here, I'm arguing that money is irrelevant, but the intrinsic value is of the utmost importance...
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Honestly, when it comes to an engagement ring or wedding ring, I would want a ring that shows he knows what I like, versus how much he paid for it. My most comfortable price point would be $200-$400. Any more than that, and I would feel uncomfortable wearing it. I also do not like diamonds, either. Generally, for my taste in rings, I prefer colored stones, like iolite, amethyst, tourmaline, etc. I also have a soft spot for dainty, understated antique-style settings, and I find larger gem sizes to be gaudy.

If that time ever comes for me, I'm pointing my SO to Etsy instead of some overpriced jeweler. That place is full of rings I would love in the price range I mentoined.


Garnets and green tourmalines tend to be my favorites. Cab cuts... Or moss agates when they are really transparent, and have very clear dendritic inclusions...
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Garnets and green tourmalines tend to be my favorites. Cab cuts... Or moss agates when they are really transparent, and have very clear dendritic inclusions...


Mossianite garnet is hands down one of my favorite gemstones, second to only rainbow moonstone. I like both cab cuts and faceted cuts, but I personally find that for stones with internal flash like labradorite and rainbow moonstone, faceted cuts seem to work better in bringing out that flash, especially if the stone has high clarity.

I also recently discovered morganite, too. I would love to have a chunk of that in my collection.

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Selenae wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

Garnets and green tourmalines tend to be my favorites. Cab cuts... Or moss agates when they are really transparent, and have very clear dendritic inclusions...


Mossianite garnet is hands down one of my favorite gemstones, second to only rainbow moonstone. I like both cab cuts and faceted cuts, but I personally find that for stones with internal flash like labradorite and rainbow moonstone, faceted cuts seem to work better in bringing out that flash, especially if the stone has high clarity.

I also recently discovered morganite, too. I would love to have a chunk of that in my collection.



Cab cuts are more understated, so I tend to appreciate them more.

I've never seen moonstone or labradorite facet cut. I am interested though. You sound far more well versed on the stuff than I am.
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Omnomlette wrote:

$50-$100 is good enough for me, if not cheaper. I don't have any interest in expensive engagement rings because there's other places that money could go which are more important. Plus I doubt I would wear an engagement ring after getting a wedding ring, so no point going all out for something with such a limited lifespan.

I know some people love expensive engagement rings, but that's not my style at all.


I'm shocked that you would spend more on ten months of your anime subscription than on the symbol that ties the person you love and yourself together. $50 will buy you a nice plastic ring.


Like I said, an expensive engagement ring just isn't my thing. Even a wedding ring doesn't need to be expensive or fancy -- a custom pewter pair is actually my ideal ring. For me, there are other ways which are so much better to show my love and commitment to someone else -- I have no desire for a super fancy ring to broadcast that to the world. Not when the only person who I care about knowing that is the person I've tied my life to already.

Also keep in mind that where I live, cost of living is extremely high. I'd rather be able to make rent, put food on the table, pay bills, and put something into a savings account than have $1000+ in metal and stone(s) sitting on my finger.

And hey, if my future partner and I could laze about and have a good time watching anime, that time and money is totally worth it
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Omnomlette wrote:

$50-$100 is good enough for me, if not cheaper. I don't have any interest in expensive engagement rings because there's other places that money could go which are more important. Plus I doubt I would wear an engagement ring after getting a wedding ring, so no point going all out for something with such a limited lifespan.

I know some people love expensive engagement rings, but that's not my style at all.


Your future fiance I'm sure is thanking you right now.
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A chewed pen cap is fine I guess.

It's the thought what counts.
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Omnomlette wrote:


IcedCola wrote:


Omnomlette wrote:

$50-$100 is good enough for me, if not cheaper. I don't have any interest in expensive engagement rings because there's other places that money could go which are more important. Plus I doubt I would wear an engagement ring after getting a wedding ring, so no point going all out for something with such a limited lifespan.

I know some people love expensive engagement rings, but that's not my style at all.


I'm shocked that you would spend more on ten months of your anime subscription than on the symbol that ties the person you love and yourself together. $50 will buy you a nice plastic ring.


Like I said, an expensive engagement ring just isn't my thing. Even a wedding ring doesn't need to be expensive or fancy -- a custom pewter pair is actually my ideal ring. For me, there are other ways which are so much better to show my love and commitment to someone else -- I have no desire for a super fancy ring to broadcast that to the world. Not when the only person who I care about knowing that is the person I've tied my life to already.

Also keep in mind that where I live, cost of living is extremely high. I'd rather be able to make rent, put food on the table, pay bills, and put something into a savings account than have $1000+ in metal and stone(s) sitting on my finger.

And hey, if my future partner and I could laze about and have a good time watching anime, that time and money is totally worth it


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Posted 3/14/15

Omnomlette wrote:


IcedCola wrote:


Omnomlette wrote:

$50-$100 is good enough for me, if not cheaper. I don't have any interest in expensive engagement rings because there's other places that money could go which are more important. Plus I doubt I would wear an engagement ring after getting a wedding ring, so no point going all out for something with such a limited lifespan.

I know some people love expensive engagement rings, but that's not my style at all.


I'm shocked that you would spend more on ten months of your anime subscription than on the symbol that ties the person you love and yourself together. $50 will buy you a nice plastic ring.


Like I said, an expensive engagement ring just isn't my thing. Even a wedding ring doesn't need to be expensive or fancy -- a custom pewter pair is actually my ideal ring. For me, there are other ways which are so much better to show my love and commitment to someone else -- I have no desire for a super fancy ring to broadcast that to the world. Not when the only person who I care about knowing that is the person I've tied my life to already.

Also keep in mind that where I live, cost of living is extremely high. I'd rather be able to make rent, put food on the table, pay bills, and put something into a savings account than have $1000+ in metal and stone(s) sitting on my finger.

And hey, if my future partner and I could laze about and have a good time watching anime, that time and money is totally worth it



A bit passive. What's the point of marrying you?

Marriage is about showing off for the most part.
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